Procrastination; or, High Plains Adventures in Novel-Writing

When I procrastinate in my cliffhanger-filled journey of novel writing (thrills! chills! tears! laughter!) I now know it as a signpost that there is something important I have to tackle and I am resisting it.

(Thanks final girl, for an epically awesome vacation pic!)

The stronger the urge to do something–anything–other . . . → Read More: Procrastination; or, High Plains Adventures in Novel-Writing

A Man’s Gotta Do What a Man’s Gotta Do * ; or A Handy Guide to Life’s Goals

The epically awesome goals of a Silver-Screen Western hero can be distilled down to five emulation-worthy goals, which can be mixed and matched for dramatic effect.

win a love interest
protect society
wreak revenge
get rich
know thyself

*(btw, title from George Jetson of The Jetsons, not John Wayne)

Of these, . . . → Read More: A Man’s Gotta Do What a Man’s Gotta Do * ; or A Handy Guide to Life’s Goals

You Can Too Have a Silver-Screen Western Hero Life; or, Just Think Like One

Western movies, chock full of romance

drama

and (usually) happy endings

provide simple-as-black-and-white rules for changing the plot of your life from everyday to epic.
Only a silver-screen western hero knows exactly what will satisfy him and achieves it, whether it’s the love of his life in his arms or a lonely ride into . . . → Read More: You Can Too Have a Silver-Screen Western Hero Life; or, Just Think Like One